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I Dont Have That Picture Perfect Family

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    And That Is All I Long For.

    I dont need the big fancy house and the car, the lavish job. All i really ever wanted was that happy family. i know people argue. but i wanted that loving family. i wanted a husband and at least two kids. i have been married for 4 years now, still no kids and it is killing me...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    We are more like a dysfunctional Addams family.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    Family Aye

    since my nan died my family has literally broken in half, it's crazy how one person can hold so much together. there feels like there's no reason for celebration anymore. My dad's left his ex who was a complete ***** to him but in all fairness, he only left her cause he met...
    peopleshouldsmilemore peopleshouldsmilemore 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    Perfect Picture

    I always wanted a picture of my parents, my husband & myself taken by a professional.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 19, 2011

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    ...and It Only Gets Worse

    I come from a long line of alcoholics, most of my family doesnt speak to one another on good terms, my grandfather speaks to the household with disrespect and name-calling, my father chose not to know me, I've been physically and emotionally abused my whole life. The worse part...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    More Like A Garage Sale Picture

    My family is not even close to the typical American family, whatever the heck that is. No my clan is partially made up of a diverse group of people from college graduates to addicts and alcoholics and pretty much everything in between. Some of them are nothing more than a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    I'm Not Sure Anyone Does

    My mother is overbearing and tactless, and has been married and divorced 3 times. My father is an alcoholic and a chronic depressive. One of my younger brothers cured himself of a drug problem and hops from job to job, and my other brother is a pothead with a smart mouth who...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    In a way I do have a dysfunctional family, however I did not become a "statistic", regardless of my upbringing. I withstood the stereotypes society has in place. I went to school...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    When you have a big family birthdays are a nightmare. I have four sisters and one brother. Four of them have children so I have ten nephews and nieces. And they have partners, my...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jul 11

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    My husband and I are nudists and have been for 10 years. We have 2 sons and 2 daughters together. Plus I have 2 other sons from a previous marriage. My kids range in age from 2...
    leslieathome leslieathome 31-35, F 7 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    My sister is perfect. She's just like how my mom wants her to be. Athletic, beautiful, strong. And me? Let's just say I prefer my days sitting on a couch watching re-runs of...
    dangerousdahlia dangerousdahlia 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    I'm the oldest child in my family, 32 years old now. As long as I can remember I have always felt abnormal, and could never understand how my friends were able to be sole...
    ladybutterfly82 ladybutterfly82 31-35, F Jun 29

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    I'm not going to tell why as why would that benefit anyone else. But I will say this. Questions about family should be questions not answered on this site. I believe that when it...
    jason230868 jason230868 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    my boyfriend is perfect in every way he lied only once and that was when we first met he did it to impress me i never have to doubt him and know hell never cheat because he is...
    smarteyes smarteyes 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    When I was aged two my father was accused of molesting my half sister (same mum) at age 7, he was imprisoned for 8yrs and my sister's father took her away from the family. I...
    juleswillo1 juleswillo1 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    An estranged cousin is being held hostage. Kidnapped on his birthday. A clever extortion for money an the consequences of the "family business". Mischief..., More specifically...
    alkaem alkaem 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    All families are dysfunctional! My family owns a restaurant and my mom, my aunt and me and my cousin worked there.. It was so bad, tore our family apart.. I couldn't handle the...
    TattoosAndBoose TattoosAndBoose 18-21, F Jul 13

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    It's so frustrating. Everywhere I turn, whether it be my fathers side or mothers side of the family, there is no connections. What bothers me more is the lack of communication, the...
    Lifelover27 Lifelover27 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Joining my family and friends family in 2 days at nude resort in S of France for a week Then sailing the nude beaches of Croatia and sleeping on the boat! I can't WAIT...
    Tasha15Girl Tasha15Girl 13-15, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    Not many people know this but I'm a very adventurous person, my family just never lets me experience what others my age or younger are experiencing. They didn't let me learn how to...
    RainbowPastel RainbowPastel 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    My parents aren't divorced but he moved out our house about 4 months ago. Although I don't miss his loud tv shows late at night or his annoying questions but I wish I had the...
    tolii tolii 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I don't know what happen, but I think we've grown apart. And my only wish of having a complete and happy family will never happen.
    gwenllian gwenllian 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    My dad comes from a middle eastern background and my moms ethnically diverse. I feel like In being choked by my family since I'm very sheltered- I can't go out, I have to hide a...
    nusunshine nusunshine 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    I have three sisters and one brother. I am not sure if that is already big but it feels like it. I am the second oldest and it is super busy because the oldest kid always has to...
    wkenny99 wkenny99 13-15, M Jul 15

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    My family is HUGE lol my grandfather has more than 100 sons & daughters 😋
    Gblue5 Gblue5 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I want to get my own apArtment due to the fact that I won't be going to japan . I feel as tho since I'm a married woman I should have my own place . Simply because I'm tired of...
    keyonna95 keyonna95 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I am the youngest in the brood of 6. My oldest sister is 24, then my brother, 22, then my sister, 20, then my fraternal sis and bro, 18. My parents are very busy because of the...
    Mikey022 Mikey022 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I'm looking for advice. I'm uncertain about what to do, but I feel as though I should do something. I've been babysitting my two younger cousins and their mother, who is also my...
    Lunamoon18 Lunamoon18 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I'm going to hang out with one of my cousins today. She gave us some fish for a tank we got at a "garage sale." I had to lie to her because if she found out we got the tank from...
    KimTin33 KimTin33 22-25, F Jul 6

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    Do you ever get to the point where you don't know what to do anymore? Do you ever get tired of overthinking? Do you ever get bored of the same **** but different day? Do you get...
    rhiannperry rhiannperry 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    It was always lonely being a "single child". I always wanted to be surrounded by other kids somebody who knew the madness of my mother and could help take the heat off me 24/7...
    WomanWrites WomanWrites 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I am the youngest of 7! I have 4 sisters and two brothers! Mary is 26, Noah and Sarah are 23, Faith is 20, Josiah is 17 Beth is 15 and I am 14!!
    valbunny valbunny 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't know what to do. I am too old to feel this way but I am so frustrated with my parents. I am ready to leave as soon as possible but in the meanwhile I am stuck between not...
    AxDisorientedxMind AxDisorientedxMind 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It all started on one fateful night when I was 8. My mother brother and I had came down from a mountain where my grandpa lived at. My mom was leading us down the mountain during...
    adav218 adav218 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    My two grandsons died from a robbery but then my one granddaughter is 15 years old she's alive
    Grandma1515 Grandma1515 70+, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    My mom found out she's pregnant last week which is another big thing happening in my life I really hope it's a girl I don't need another brother. Do you think it's going to be a...
    alliejonesrox1 alliejonesrox1 16-17, F Jun 30

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    My dad is very disrespectful towards my mom and he believes he's superior to her because he had a college education and not my mom. He always starts arguments about the most...
    danaehrmantraut danaehrmantraut 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Any nudist families here please message me
    Johnsmith4u Johnsmith4u 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    no so big as to be able to challenge the Duggars.. but yea.. a handful :)
    paradox14 paradox14 31-35, M Jul 6

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    I really wish I could move out of my moms house but I just don't know how to tell her. I don't feel appreciated but asking to go live with my father would stir up trouble. I just...
    tolii tolii 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    My mum, my dad and my older brother all died in a car crash ..... I was in the car ..... I was the ONLY SURVIVOR !
    DANCER2002 DANCER2002 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Me: whatever timer you had just went off Aunt: just leave it in the house Me: ok *20 secs go by* *aunt comes in grabs her phone and walks out again* Me: why didn't you just take...
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe TheAmazingSpiderJoe 18-21, M Jul 16

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    I get to go Oma three hour drive with my aunt tomorrow. I'm doing to die! She already got me into one car wreck when I was first starting to drive. She is terrifying because she...
    KimTin33 KimTin33 22-25, F a week ago

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    Dad: socially awkward, is always afraid of standing up to people, lets his kids get away with almost everything Big sister: social anxiety, smokes marihuana, gets away with...
    haroni haroni 18-21, F a week ago

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    I finally found a wolf pack thanks for letting me be in it
    ernesto2001 ernesto2001 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    My families crazy tradition, painting our feet and standing on a piece of paper! These are mine, my 2 sisters and all of my cousins... Looks pretty cool once framed
    charlieedwards charlieedwards 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I may be getting a new puppy... Yay! Super excited! Going tonight to see my lil Minpin. :D I think I'll name him Dexter (Dex). <3 <3 <3
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I love and appreciate that my parents care for me and want to look out for me but I wish they can see that I'm growing up and that they should learn to let me be more independent...